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Google, Health Insurer Reach Deal to Cover Google Glass

Google and VSP, the nation’s biggest optical health insurance provider, have struck a deal to offer subsidized frames and prescription lenses for Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear, according to a recent article in The New York Times...
February 4, 2014

Google and VSP, the nation’s biggest optical health insurance provider, have struck a deal to offer subsidized frames and prescription lenses for Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear, according to a recent article in The New York Times. The announcement could take wearable devices out of the realm of science fiction and into the mainstream. The agreement with VSP, which insures one-fifth of Americans, is a coup for Google, which plans to begin selling Glass to the public this year. Meanwhile, resistance to Glass has grown due to privacy fears that the devices could be used to secretly record conversations or take photos. Some establishments ban the devices and recently a man in Ohio was removed from a movie theater by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and interrogated because he was wearing Google Glass.

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